The Left has always had a few screws loose. But this stunning display takes the cake.
And an unhinged Democrat had a mental breakdown on the House floor.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) scolded her colleagues on the House floor on Tuesday for their plan to reprimand Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for her recent pro-Hamas, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic remarks.
Bush defended Tlaib, who was eventually censured after sharing a video of Michiganders chanting genocidal anti-Semitic slogans like “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” — and then accusing President Joe Biden of supporting “genocide” when he said the U.S. would stand with Israel in the aftermath of the Hamas terror attacks on October 7th.
Cori Bush just went on what is probably the most unhinged rant I've ever seen in Congress on the censure resolution of Rashida Tlaib.
She even refused to stop after the mic was cut off. pic.twitter.com/yon1HfFEaP
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 7, 2023
Bush’s speech, given in a series of furious spurts, began with a defense of Tlaib and swiftly devolved into a condemnation of the same body she was addressing, claiming that Congress had “enslaved black people” and continuing to yell long after her time ran out and her mic was shut off.
Bush began by using the race issue, claiming that Tlaib was only under fire because no one cared or had empathy for individuals who “looked like” her.
“It’s outrageous that my colleagues are blatantly — blatantly — attempting to silence the only Palestinian American representative right here. It’s outrageous, but it’s not surprising.”
“Let me tell you, it’s not surprising because this place … is where 1,700 members … this elected body … enslaved black people,” she continued, and she began gasping for air to punctuate each point.
“It’s not surprising, because they thought it was right.”
“It’s not surprising because this is the place … where members continue to claim that the insurrection … on the Capitol … just looked appeared to look … like a normal tourist visit, it’s not surprising … because this is the place … where our black and brown staff members repeatedly speak … of experiencing racism and sexism … islamophobia, get pushed off of elevators … xenophobia and more right here in this workplace,” she shouted.
“This is the place.”
Bush attempted to return to Tlaib, stating that she “mourns” for the 1,400 Israelis killed by Hamas terrorists on October 7th, the majority of them were civilians, including many women and children.
But by the time she brought the subject back to Tlaib, her time had run out.
Despite being notified multiple times that she was no longer recognized, she continued to shout and did not stop even when her mic was taken off.
A number of opponents reacted to Bush’s remarks, calling her backing of Tlaib an “unhinged rant” and pointing out the obvious historical mistake in her claim: Congress has never had 1,700 members and voted to abolish slavery in 1865.
Kenny Webster made the point, though he was slightly off on the date — that it was then President Abraham Lincoln whose Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in 1863 and the vote to abolish the practice entirely came two years later: “Cori Bush: ‘this place is where 1700 members of Congress enslaved black people.’ Nope … There were never 1700 members of Congress but in 1863, 230 members of Congress freed the slaves. Is she high on drugs?”
Cori Bush: "this place is where 1700 members of Congress enslaved black people"
Nope… There were never 1700 members of Congress but in 1863 230 members of Congress freed the slaves.
Is she high on drugs? https://t.co/PAfJiWLlZb
— Kenny Webster (@KennethRWebster) November 8, 2023
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